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Greenland permits

There are special rules and procedures regarding residence permits for Greenland. It is highly recommended that you visit the link below for all information on this topic.

Residence permits for Greenland.

Certain professions are exempt from work permits for Greenland. To find out if this applies to you, please contact the Danish Immigration Service directly by calling +45 35 30 88 88 or using the following email address:

You will need to provide the following information about all persons travelling to Greenland:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Job title
  • Detailed job description
  • Specific job location

important notice

Denmark offers a wide range of residence permits. For a complete overview, please visit NewToDenmark. We have created checklists for the most common applications types, which you can access via the menu on the left.

Processing Times

The processing time varies by the type of residence permit you are applying for. Find the service goals for processing here and here. The Royal Danish Embassy cannot provide status updates to your application. Please contact the responsible agency directly.

Appointment Booking

All residence permit applications, without exception, must be submitted via our outsourcing partner, VFS Global. You can book your appointment here.

For assistance:

Call VFS Global: 1-866-978-5904 (Live agent Monday to Friday 8am-5pm EST)

Email VFS Global:

Please note

Neither the Embassy nor our consulates can be held responsible for technical difficulties, human errors or shipping delays in the processing of passports, permits and visa applications.